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Mr. Doug Grad

Doug Grad Literary Agency

68 Jay Street, Suite N3

Brooklyn, New York 11201



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Website: www.dgliterary.com

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from eebnhab
Jun 26, 2017 11:53 am


EQ: 6/26/17
Espionage Thriller 72K
from BillGinTexas
Jun 17, 2017 4:39 pm


05/09/2017 nudge 85K Mil Thrl
ER 06/15/2017 form rejection
from KristenH
Mar 17, 2017 11:11 am


6/8/16 EQ (Venom, though I requeried him before he was listed her on QT, 3 Years ago)
8/23/16 ER (Passed after I nudged him--no reason.) Will try him with CR or new ms this fall.

Belated: EQ 9/15/16 (Chain Reaction)
ER 9/15/16 (Passed-not a good fit.)

Belated posting: EQ 11/30/16 (Diplomatic Immunity)
FR 11/30/16--full request asked and received.
from JCHFLA
Nov 13, 2013 11:31 am


His current wishlist, according to his website.:
Narrative non-fiction, military, sports, celebrity memoir, thrillers, mysteries, historical fiction, young adult fiction, romance, music, style, business, home improvement, cookbooks, self-help, science and theater.

Another agent there is George Bick http://www.dgliterary.com/george-bick-professional-bio.html. His interests: Narrative non-fiction, memoir, business, thrillers, mysteries, science fiction (please, no fantasy), military, graphic novels, science, diet/self-help, pets/animals, romance, humor, pop culture, and travel.
from chrystal1331
Feb 21, 2013 10:39 pm


EQ: 1/18/13
Partial Request: 1/31/13
2/5/13: Somewhat Helpful Rejection

Dear Ms. Stevens,

Thank you very much for sending me your work. Unfortunately we are going to have to pass on it. The writing just isn't quite there; it should grab the reader from the start, and it doesn't. Best of luck finding representation for your novel.

Best, Rebecca
from Conniejago
Apr 29, 2010 3:27 pm


Very Nice Rejection Letter:

Thank you very much for offering us the chance to consider your material and for your patience in awaiting our response to your query.

Unfortunately, we must pass on the opportunity to represent XX. Please do not let that decision discourage you. We mold our client list from the many submissions and referrals we receive every month, and the process is both subjective and based on the direction of this agency.

I also do apologize that, due to a recent surge of submissions, I cannot send you a more detailed reply. Nevertheless, I greatly appreciate your thinking of this agency, and I wish you the best in finding the right representation for your work.

Kindest regards.
from sjdunncuba
Oct 29, 2009 9:08 pm


got a request for a partial from Doug Grad Literary Agency
from sjdunncuba
Sep 22, 2009 12:00 am


Just queried Doug Grad...his email for queries is now query@dgliterary.com.

Cheers,
Sheryl
from Patrick (admin)
May 09, 2009 12:00 am


sjm_king,
This agent reviewed his profile and removed Sci-Fi.
from Lannie
May 08, 2009 12:00 am


Overnight R:

"Dear Lannie—
Thanks for your email query. Wow, what a story! It's really not the kind of book I'm representing, so I'm going to pass. I wish you luck finding an agent who is a better match for your novel.
Sincerely,
Doug Grad"

Hm, he may actually have read the letter before punching the "reject" button. Nice.


from thelifter
May 08, 2009 12:00 am


Two days later...

Thanks for your email query. While your novel sounds interesting, it's not
really my cup of tea. I wish you luck in finding an agent who is a better
match for your book.
Sincerely,
Doug Grad
from Lannie
May 07, 2009 12:00 am


Under his "Projects on the Horizon" link Mr. Grad lists a thriller and a crime novel, so presumably he'll also consider those genres.
from sjm_king
May 07, 2009 12:00 am


Yesterday this agent showed up under science-fiction. Today he doesn't. What gives?
from thelifter
May 06, 2009 12:00 am


I noticed there were no comments, so I thought I would add some research notes. Doug left his job as an editor at HarperCollins in June of 2008 to start his own agency. PM lists several real sales. He's a real agent by all appearances.

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